All books I read during the past month had women as main characters – and I did not plan for this! πŸ™‚ I finished reading 4 amazing and inspiring stories, happening in different parts of the world. Historical fiction, mystery fiction, contemporary fiction – let all fiction books come to me! πŸ“š

Currently reading

I’ve just started reading Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur. It is a fiction story about a Korean-American woman (what a surprise, given my recent reads!) – Elsa is a particle physicist. And that’s all I know about this book at this stage. I requested the eARC via NetGalley and I am so very curious about the story!

Finished reading

First I finished The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi DarΓ© (my review). It is a touching story that shows the realities of girls who are sold as wives or as housemaids at a young age, getting into domestic slavery. Adunni, the 14-year old heroine of the book, is determined to have β€œa louding voice” – to be able to fight for herself and to be educated. Highly recommend!!

Next was The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie, my March pick for the #ReadChristie2021 challenge. I loved reading this story featuring a feisty young woman on a quest to solve the mystery. The story took place in London, on a boat, and in South Africa – what a journey! The boat part reminded me of Death on the Nile by Christie (my review) – it is clear that she had a lot of experience travelling by boat πŸ™‚

Then followed The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams (my review). The red thread of the story follows Esme, a girl who grew up surrounded by words. It is a rich story that beautifully interweaves reality and fiction, getting close to your heart while also sharing historical moments of great importance such the publication of the first Oxford English Dictionary and World War I.

The fourth book finished this month was The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I received multiple recommendations to read it, it was also included in the Readers’ High Tea & friends favourites of 2020 … and oh my, it did not disappoint! It is a captivating story about regrets and choices, finding recognizing happiness and loving yourself. A must read!

Reading next

I have at least 3 books that I want to read as soon as possible: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, aaaand Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Exciting times lie ahead! ❀

What are you reading in April? Please share your excitement about your current reads, I’m sure you’re reading amazing books!

‘Till next time … happy reading!


Cover photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash

4 thoughts on “What I’m reading in April 2021: amazing fiction stories of women from Nigeria, Korea, and the UK

    1. Thank you so much, Linda! These are 2 books that I’m so excited to read, and I just postponed buying them to make myself read more of the books I already have πŸ˜€ But now it’s their time to shine!
      Happy reading to you too!

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  1. After finishing “The Midnight Library” I started reading “Where the Crawdads sing”. I find the vocabulary a little bit challenging so far.

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    1. Hello, Andreea! Happy to hear that you’re reading Where the Crawdads Sing! It is a lovely story, I remember it was very captivating (especially the second half I would say). Hope you’ll enjoy it! πŸ˜€


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